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  • 20,123

  • 5,061

  • 7,2%

  • 75,3%

  • 91,4%

  • 75,4%

Humansdorp was established on the farm Rheeboksfontein in 1849. It was named Humansdorp (at first 'Human se Dorp') after Matthys Gerhardus Human, owner of the farm. Translated from Afrikaans, it means 'Human's town'. (GPS coordinates: 33.9993 S, 24.7447 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.
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Key Statistics 2011

Total population20,123
Young (0-14)29,6%
Working Age (15-64)63,8%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio56,6
Sex ratio93,6
Population density608 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,9%
Higher education aged 20+7,2%
Matric aged 20+26,4%
Number of households5,061
Average household size3,8
Female headed households34,3%
Formal dwellings84,7%
Housing owned/paying off71,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage75,4%
Weekly refuse removal95,2%
Piped water inside dwelling75,3%
Electricity for lighting91,4%

Place names

Kouga Municipality